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  1. Entertainment

    Darth Poohder Is What You Get When Winnie the Pooh Voice Actor Jim Cummings Reads Darth Vader’s Lines

    Winnie the Pooh voice actor Jim Cummings thought it would be a good idea to read Star Wars scenes with Pooh's voice instead of Darth Vader's, and boy was he right. The footage isn't new, but it's been making the rounds recently, and it's delightful, so go ahead and give it a watch. There's some Darkwing Duck in there, too.

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  2. Tech

    Like Your Toast a Bit on the Dark Side? Use the Darth Vader Toaster

    Hey, what's a bit on the dark side and always comes in twos? That's right, your toast and the Sith. The Darth Vader helmet toaster will help you faithfully execute order 67 (get the Emperor some toast) like a true Sith Lord.

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  3. Weird

    Darth Vader Is Running For President of Ukraine

    Feel a disturbance in the Force? Darth Vader is campaigning to lead Ukraine, and when I say Darth Vader I do not mean Putin and when I say "campaigning" I do not mean violating international law. I'm not qualified to parody the Ukrainian crisis, but at least one Sith Lord has a sense of humor about it--and a lot of stormtroopers to back him up.

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  4. Entertainment

    Unicycling Bagpiping Darth Vader Finally Has His Day On National Television Thanks To Jimmy Kimmel [Video]

    Yes, the mysterious Portland stranger whom we all know and love for his kilt, his flaming bagpipe, and his unicycle, has finally been unmasked for all the world to see-- and by Jimmy Kimmel, no less! Anyway, his real name is Brian Kidd, and -- oh. Oh, boy. He's kind of cute? This is not what we were expecting at all.

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  5. Tech

    Rule the Galaxy as Father and Phone with the Darth Vader Lightsaber Backup Phone Battery

    Darth Vader's lightsaber backup phone battery is the most badass phone accessory in the galaxy. Next time you're stranded way out in the boonies of Tatooine in search of pesky rebel princesses, you won't have to worry about whether or not you have enough battery left to call the Death Star for a ride home.

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  6. Weird

    Darth Vader Plays Star Wars Songs On A Flame-Shooting Bagpipe While Riding a Unicycle [Video]

    Brian Kidd, AKA the Unipiper -- called this because he plays bagpipes whle on a unicycle -- has long been a cult figure in the wonderfully weird city of Portland. Now it appears that he's stepping his game up for the geek crowd. What a time to be alive.

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  7. Entertainment

    The Inevitable Darth Vader/Breaking Bad Mashup Has Arrived and It Is Glorious

    Sure, as Heisenberg, Walter White strikes fear into the hearts of drug dealers everywhere. But take away the black headgear and he's really just a sad old white dude with a bald head and a lung problem. Wait a second... does that sound familiar to you? Because I'm getting Return of the Jedi flashbacks right now.

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  8. Entertainment

    Watch This Awesome Short Film About Evil Action Figures Getting Their Comeuppance

    Vimeo user Paul Constantakis has released a new short film, Villainous, and it's a must-see. More a suggestive glimpse into the secret lives of our crime-fighting heroes -- and their dastardly foes -- than a narrative story, the two-and-a-half-minutes nonetheless hints just enough at the epic battle that we have missed to whet our appetite for more.

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  9. Tech

    Dubbler App Wants to Be Audio Equivalent of Vine

    There's no shortage of apps that let you easily share pictures, and apps like Vine make sharing short video clips just as easy. What about voice? That's where Matthew Murphy and his company Appsurdity saw a hole in the market. He created Dubbler, an app that lets you share short audio clips through social media. I wasn't sure who would want to do that, so I asked him during a brief phone interview.

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  10. Entertainment

    Luke and Vader Get Some Father/Son Bonding Time In This LEGO Star Wars Video

    Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there. To celebrate, LEGO has released this charming video showing Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader getting in a little father/son time. It's as adorable as you'd expect from LEGO, and a nice way to celebrate the day with your geeky dad. Full disclosure: This might just be because it's my first Father's Day as a new dad, but I teared up a little bit.

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  11. Entertainment

    Now That Disney Owns Star Wars, This is What They Did With Darth Vader

    For those of you worried about Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm, they didn't ruin comics when they bought Marvel, right? They certainly didn't ruin sports by owning ESPN either, so if you're worried that they'll turn Star Wars into some kind of Kingdom Hearts-style mashup where Mickey can't stop feeling disturbances in the Force, I'd recommend a wait-and-see approach first. On the other hand, all of those animatronic kids in It's a Small World getting Force-choked until they can't sing anymore would be just fine. However you feel about the purchase, this is how Disney celebrated, playing on the old stereotype of where athletes say they're going to go after they win some kind of bowl or finals or world-spanning series. At any rate, don't forget: Many people would say Disney is a more terrifying cult than the Sith anyway.

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  12. Weird

    This is Darth Vader in a Kilt, Playing the Bagpipes, While Riding a Unicycle Through Portland [Video]

    This is Brian Kidd, also known as The Unipiper, and he's apparently a big fan of doing two very hard things at the same time. Like, for instance, playing the bagpipes while driving a unicycle. In this video, however, Kidd has gone the extra mile and outfitted himself with a Darth Vader mask while performing selections from the Star Wars score. Presumably, the kilt is included out of respect for tradition.

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  13. Entertainment

    Fast Food Chain Introduces Black Bun Darth Vader Burger

    As a promotion for the release of The Phantom Menace in 3D, French-based fast food chain "Quick" is introducing the menacing looking Darth Vader burger, or Sith burger, if you will. It's also introducing a Jedi burger but that one is just boring. According to this Google Translated source, the Sith burger bun is black due to a dye and not due to the blackness of its soul, different ingredients or concentration of tasty, tasty evil. Curious they called it the Darth Vader burger though. Shouldn't it be the Darth Maul burger or the Anakin Skywalker burger? Looks like I'm not the only one that prefers the original trilogy.

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  14. Tech

    Check Out These Super Classy Lightsaber Lamps

    Not just a plastic lightsaber with a dim light that plugs into a wall, these super classy lightsaber lamps will add a touch of elegance to your living room, while letting your inner geek shine. (Get it? Lamps!) The lamps, which are currently available for pre-order and slated to ship sometime in April of next year, come in two models: A Darth Vader model, and an Anakin Skywalker model.

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  15. Tech

    Two Hacked Floppy Disk Drives Playing Star Wars’ Imperial March [Video]

    Remember floppy disk drives? Those things that read disks that each contained 1.44 megabytes of your adolescent poetry and multiple computer games? You know, that thing you paid nine dollars for the last time you built a computer because, hey, it was only nine dollars? Well, better than sitting in your custom gaming rig and doing nothing, these two floppy disk drives are hacked to make music -- specifically, the iconic Imperial March from Star Wars.

    The noises used to generate the music is made by a magnetic head moved by a stepper motor. One can make specific sounds when the head is moved at an appropriate corresponding frequency.

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